Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) was established on 10 January 1997 and is a leading private university in Malaysia.
The campus is built on a 400 hectare (1,000 acres) site strategically located at Bandar Seri Iskandar, Perak Darul Ridzuan, Malaysia. The university is a wholly-owned subsidiary of PETRONAS, the national oil and gas company of Malaysia.
UTP offers a wide range of industry-relevant engineering, science and technology programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It aims to produce well-rounded graduates with excellent leadership qualities and communication abilities.
The university conducts extensive research activities in collaboration with PETRONAS and other institutions and industries, locally and abroad, on six research focus and niche areas. They are self-sustainable building, transport infrastructure, health analytics, hydrocarbon recovery, contaminant management and autonomous system.
UTP has produced more than 19,000 graduates. It currently has an enrolment of 1,000 foundation students, more than 4,000 undergraduates and over 1,000 postgraduates from more than 50 countries around the world.
The university has continuously achieved numerous national and international recognition in only 24 years of its establishment:
Quacquarelli Symonds (QS)
Ranked 414th in the QS World University Rankings 2022
Ranked 72nd in the QS Asia University Rankings 2022
Ranked 230th in the 2021 QS World University Rankings by Subject.
UTP was ranked in 10 subjects (additional two subjects than last year’s rankings):
i. Top 50 for Petroleum Engineering - ranked 23rd in the world and 1st in the nation
ii. Top 50 for Mineral Engineering –- ranked 47th worldwide and ranked 1st in the nation
iii. Top 150 for Chemical Engineering (ranked 3rd in the nation)
iv. Top 200 for Civil Engineering (ranked 6th in the nation)
v. Top 250 for Electrical and Electronics Engineering (ranked 6th in the nation)
vi. Top 300 for Mechanical Engineering (ranked 6th in the nation)
vii. Top 450 for Computer Science and Information Systems (ranked 6th in the nation)
viii. Top 550 for Chemistry (ranked 7th in the nation)
ix. Top 500 for Business and Management Studies – new entrant (ranked 12th in the nation)
x. Top 600 for Physics – new entrant (ranked 6th in the nation)
Ranked at the 61-70 band in the QS Top 50 under 50 2021
Times Higher Education (THE)
Ranked 501-600 in the THE World University Rankings 2022
Ranked 111th in the THE Asia University Rankings 2021
Ranked 134th in the THE Young University Rankings 2021
Ranked 60thin the THE Emerging Economies Rankings 2022
Malaysia Research Assessment Rating System (MyRA)
Retained its six-star rating (the highest performance level) in MyRA for its research development and commercialisation programme.
Rating System for Malaysian Higher Education (SETARA)
Rated Six Star or outstanding status in SETARA 2018/2019